Thursday, October 6, 2016

Boxed In!

Whether you are moving into a new house or a new classroom, unpacking is definitely not high on our list of things we want to do before kids return to school. However, many good things can come from being “boxed in.” Boxes themselves are wonderful tools to use in the classroom. Creativity and learning abounds when children are given empty boxes. Jewelry boxes, pizza boxes, toolboxes, gift boxes, and yes, packing boxes are excellent teaching tools for lessons on measurement to storytelling and everything in-between. We would love to share our boxes with you, but hopefully someone closer will be willing to share.   

Enjoying Pizza in a box! 

Need a weaving box?

School walk-about to see how students and teachers use boxes.

Obstacle course with boxes

Sorting pictures of boxes by what they are made from.

Family Projects: decorate tissue box to be used in classroom; list boxes used at home and child draws a picture of his/her favorite box

Be creative and make a game!  

Tool boxes! 

What can be more fun than building a house?

box skating

Books about boxes! 

Thinking Outside the Box 

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